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AN INNOCENT “UNTRUTH”

      Much ado these days about the necessity and use of cars.  I vote big time in favor of having one.  Perhaps the day will come when I have to turn in my license because I have aged … Continue reading

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REVENGE

 Sherri ended the call, pulled her wrap to fit more closely to cover the scar on her shoulder.  She had almost choked on her words.  He believed the lie; he believed she was a fool.  Making her way to the … Continue reading

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT – TWICE

I can’t vouch for the truth of this story, but this is the way it was told to me by my great aunt Polly whose mother lived in a forlorn area of Illinois.  She became an intimate friend to Jennie … Continue reading

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GLASS ROSES

  Edna smiled in appreciation for her birthday flowers.  Flowers that she could not kill.  She had hinted over the years, that she did not want potted flowers.  She had never had a green thumb, and her failure to keep … Continue reading

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HER REWARD

As a newlywed, beautiful Celia was graced with all the resplendent Creole characteristics of her genetic heritage.  But time had taken its toll.  Gravitational forces had also been unkind. Too much alcohol had damaged her skin.  Her stately posture was … Continue reading

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VITAL CHOICE

I was being chauffeured in a vehicle build for ten I sat alone on the back seat, weary without and within. When I glimpsed in the whiteness an old telephone booth It served as a reminder of a choice made … Continue reading

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THE THREES

This is the day of the threes.  Three years since Howard passed on and  three weeks since the doctor said I have about three months before joining him.  So I come to this bench where I sit for about three … Continue reading

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THE EAGER TALE-SPINNER

I’m sitting on a lawn chair about a hundred feet behind this scene.  My goal is to plot a short story with this as the setting.  What might I write?  I see a couple walking to the bench.  They sit.  … Continue reading

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JUST “SIT A SPELL”

“Won’t you sit down and rest a spell,” invited my mom.  My guilty conscience magnified the pleading in her voice. “Mom, I would love to, but I’m so busy,” “That’s the reason you should rest a spell,” she observed quite … Continue reading

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